API Key Usage
After the customer is signed up, you'll be given your own, unique API key. This 40 character string is your API key.
- Uniquely identifies you.
- Gives you access to APIs secured with an API key.
- Should be kept private and should not be shared.
To use your key, simply pass the key as a URL query parameter when making Web service requests.
Ways to Pass Your API Key
Your API key may be passed to the service in a few different ways. Pick which ever method is easiest for you.
Pass the API key into the X-Api-Key header:
curl -H "X-Api-Key: DEMO_KEY" "https://api.sihot.com/api/SXMLIF/PS"
GET Query Parameter
Pass the API key into the api_key GET query string parameter:
Note: The GET query parameter may be used for non-GET requests (such as POST and PUT).
HTTP Basic Auth Username
As an alternative, pass the API key as the username (with an empty password) using HTTP basic authentication: